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was the connecticut shooting. >> the incident that happened in connecticut was because i have six grand kids that live with me. >> on friday. the president of the nra said this. >> next week. we will be interested in talking about these. and contact us please at that point. we will be willing to talk to anyone on monday. he has been busy running around and spent some time today with cnn. joining me now, we are not afraid to discuss this with anything. the buyback has been something to be hold. and it has been really sat tur ration and the guns have been pouring in. it is a feeling that is different about it this time. this is happening in big cities in la. >> we are already sensitive to it and not in some of the more rural parts of the country. what i think is important is the sensation that is occurring throughout the country. it doesn't mean that it is prevent i preventing getting one of those guns. it is clearly happening out there. and karen the drudge report going crazy. jared loughner used ed handgun you couldn't write legislation that did not try to take that gun out of jared loughner's hand. w
, connecticut. adam: house speaker john boehner back on capitol hill. it is the latest round of fiscal cliff talks which, as speaker boehner opens the door for tax hikes. lori: don't count apple out. dissecting the opposing analyst calls. is the worst over for shareholders? melissa: it is time for stocks now. nicole petallides standing by. nicole: we are looking good. you mentioned boehner and obama speaking once again. many traders that i have spoken with that something, some white, would get done. we are up about one half of a percent. there is the nasdaq sitting right at the 3000 mark. i also want to take a look at two names that have been making news. that is sprint and clear wire. that is about a half of a percent for sprint which is the number three u.s. wireless carrier. now, they will have full ownership of the spectrum. that is some good news for sprint. you are seeing that clear wire is selling off the news. lori: president obama and house speaker john boehner meeting just hours ago. our rich and thin was first to report this news of the meeting. rich, the house speaker seems to be
across new york and long island, across the connecticut sound and really heavy downpours into boston and drive a little further north and it's all snow. that combined with strong wind is making for a very messy day today. so many people are out and about, trying to enjoy holiday time or maybe just heading back to work or to the stores to return gifts. but unfortunately we're seeing heavy downpours into bridgeport, connecticut and once you start heading to upstate new york, it's accumulation. we're talking about a foot or more for upstate new york, 3 to 6 for places like massachusetts, worcester and the berkshires. the pocono mountains will see about 6 inches of snow and into northwestern new jersey you're still looking at snow as well. this is a strong area of low pressure, it will work its way across the northeast. the cold air coming in behind it will help enhance the heaviest snow across the great lakes and extreme northern new england. we're also experiencing some bitterly cold temperatures right here in the south. this morning it's 35 in atlanta, 33 in birmingham. the cold air i
much of pennsylvania. during the day, moving into philadelphia, new york city and then into connecticut and boston by the evening. some of this blue in here, as the storm intensifies, that blue indicates some of the heavier snow. when it's all said and done, we're going to see several inches of snow in some spots. but it's going to be a fast-mover. by tomorrow night, this storm really wrapping up. here's a look at some of the totals. now, the big cities anywhere from about 1 to 4 inches of snow. that includes the airports there and with that, we'll see visibilities go down. and that will lead to travel delays at the major airports, cold air is going to be here, natalie, and that's going to linger around throughout much of the week. >> chris warren at the weather channel. thanks so much, chris. >>> the holiday season is bringing heartbreak to some prospective parents here in the u.s. in the process of adopting children from russia. president vladimir putin has signed a new law banning those adoptions, leaving shocked adults and children wondering what will happen next. here is nbc's kerr
strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially here, we are looking at a slamming start to the season. across the southeast, temperatures are also very cold. we have not warmed up in atlanta. we're at 31 degrees. the moisture coming into the south will come in at a time where temperatures are likely to be milder. we are not looking at snow accumulation in the south if that were to happen, it would be a shutdown around here. >> 31 degrees in atlanta? unbelievable. thank you very much. >>> reading, writing, marksmanship. coming up, we'll look inside classrooms where teachers are learning how to handle guns. >>> and dr. mcdreamy to the rescue? >> who? >> not in the o.r. tv dr. patrick democracy steps in to try to save hundreds of people their jobs. you will be surprised at how he's trying to do this. . because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it
rhode island, eastern massachusetts and also portions of eastern connecticut snow possible new england region we could be looking up to a foot of snow out there. by sunday gone. it will be windy behind it and much colder. >> dave: that's the exactly what i need for my 4 a.m. commute tomorrow morning. thank you very much molina, bearer of bad news. >> juliet: hotel room time. let's get to some headlines. cops releasing video of the woman pushing a man in front of a subway train. she was talking to herself. cops have released this footage running away from the subway station. three cops were shot. prison worker eddie jones iii being processed on domestic violence and stalking charges. that's when he tackled officer, took her gun and began hiring. the officer who raced to her being hailed as heros. >> there are actions of protecting the community quickly escalated from responding to a call for service to performances of heroic actions by members of this police department. >> officers ruth burns and kevin stein both out of the hospital. officer james garber is also expected to be okay. the
in connecticut. the national rifle asociation talks to just a start today with proposals to make schools safer. james rose in with a live report . the fiscal cliff fallback plan fails. mr. president of europe. it's your turn to lead. >> the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating defense cuts will go into effect in ten days. how we get their god only knows. lou: chief economist joining us with perspectives on what is next for the markets, the ♪ lou: ten days until the fiscal clef. that's right. still counting. the market sell-off today on no solution and moody's chief economist and bedfrd of adviser and chairman ceo harvey eisen will join us in moments to make all of this rational and understandable. first, and the "moneyline," investors expressed disappointment in the republican failure to pass plan be by selling stocks of around the world. certainly adding to the drama today, a day in which four kinds of options expire, and that is expected a quadruple preaching day, plunging on the open, fighting its way back, ending with a loss
been one week since the elementary school massacre in connecticut. the national rifle association talks to just a start today with proposals to make schools safer. james rose in with a lie report . the fiscal cliff fallback plan fails. mr. president of europe. it's your turn o lead. >> the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating defense cuts will go into effect in ten days. how we et their god only knows. lou: chief economist joining us with perspectives on what is next forthe markets, the ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by d
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, connecticut. and for those not as technologically savvy, danny halfly of kentucky proves there are more old-fashioned ways to show one's ignorance in 2012. halfly says there is nothing racist about this barack obama mannequin, holding a slice of watermelon. halfly put the display up around election day and doesn't plan on taking it down anytime soon. >> it's a mix of white collar suits with blue-collar clothes peeking out. >> i'd be a millionaire. >> and watermelon. >> i thought he might get hungry standing out here. >> reporter: danny halfly has seen many a person standing out here taking pictures with the president. >> that's my buddy. >> obama's your buddy? >> well, this is? he don't talk, he don't make no smart comments. >> "he don't talk, he don't make no smart comment." might as we say uppity. halfly claims he doesn't understand why the mannequin is considered racist. he also says it's his right to display the mannequin. >> the way i look at it, it's freedom of speech. >> freedom of speech, indeed. let's hear some more speech from social activist, reverend marcia dyson and marc morial
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is reporting a $100 million lawsuit that's been filed against the state of connecticut on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the newtown school shooting. according to the claim, the unidentified female has sustained emotional and psychological trauma and injury. the lawsuit also accuses the state of failing to take the appropriate steps to protect children from foreseeable harm. >>> this morning, we've learned the name of the man pushed to his death to from a subway platform in new york on thursday. witnesses say 46-year-old sunando psen was pushed by a woman police describe as heavyset in her 20s. she was caught on camera fleeing the scene. it's the second subway killing in new york just this month. >>> in ohio, a college honors student has been granted a restraining order against her parents of all people. a judge has ordered the parents of aubrey ireland to stay at least 500 feet away from their daughter until september of next year. 21-year-old ireland says her parents would track her cell phone and computer use and drive 600 miles to visit her at school unannounced. in an abc interview,
it is something else. i think we have seen that kind of regionalization of laws. connecticut had an assault weapons ban that didn't prevent this tragedy from happening and didn't outlaw the kind of gun you would want to be outlawed for that kind of tragedy. i don't know that the federal government will be able to slice and dice. it will be very difficult and very close if they are able to get something done. i know there is going to be a big push on it. the president is going to speak on it. they will have to marshall all of their good will after this to try to figure out what can be done. >> all right. thanks. we'll see you later on in the show. >>> as the nation's most powerful gun lobby group doubles down for the call for armed guards at schools we are learning more about adam lanza. the washington post today has a quote from his former first grade teacher who says there was a quiet depth to him that i couldn't penetrate. let's bring in national political reporter and bob franken, a syndicated columnist. welcome to both of you. before we get started i want to play you more on the intervi
, connecticut as well and also by us. . [bell ringing] [moment of silence] . [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] [moment of silence] [bell ringing] >> the bell that you're hearing right now, will ring 26 times and it's the bell in newtown, connecticut memorializing the 26 victims who died exactly one week ago and there was also a moment of silence there at the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq, all right. trading has now begun this friday morning. stock prices way, way down. let's check the big board, very, very early going in just a couple of minutes into the session and down 62 points and probably heading a lot lower than that. plan b, as we called it, is history. there is an increase, a very sharply increased chance of all of us going over that fiscal cliff come january the 1st. that would mean spending cuts and much higher taxes are on the way immediately down the road. nicole, i can see a sea of red, of red ink on the new york stock exchange. >> oh, yes. stuart: whi
? >> at this point, what isn't behind it, superstorm sandy, heartbreaking tragedy in connecticut last week and now the fiscal cliff standstill that is actually cutting consumer confidence. i think all of those are playing a role. a lot of data firms are cutting back on shopping outlooks for the holiday season. i'm not too worried. we saw this similar, and relatively robust black friday sales, a lull in the following weeks and a surge in the last couple of days before christmas. we'll see the same thing with the last-minute shoppers piling into stores. >> if folks have to shop until they drop the past couple of days, which big-name stores will be open 24/7 before christmas? >> toys r us and macy's, the surprise, mcdonald's is pushing franchisees to stay open on christmas day. they apparently think people will want big macs. >> surprising. >>> the cost of american coins is going up. how does the treasury propose to cut the cost? >> apparently it takes money to make money. the u.s. mint released a two-year report earlier this week, and pennies and nickels cost more than two times their value to make.
that she wrote about the newtown, connecticut shooting. the school says she violated their zero tolerance policy towards violence. >>> and nhl lockout negotiations continue to try to save the season. the lockout has been on now for more than 100 days. the league has already cancelled games through january 14th, and an offer is currently on the table for a 48-game season. >>> after passing through the house and now the senate, a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff still seems to be going nowhere. without a deal, tax hikes and massive spending cuts are in effect on january 1st. so here's what senate leader harry reid had to say earlier. >> this morning we've been trying to come up with some counteroffer to my friends' proposal. we've been unable to do that. i've had a number of conversations with the president, and at this stage we're not able to make a counteroffer. >> nbc news deputy political editor dominic a montenaro join us. >> hope is not a plan, and, you know, i think both sides are still far apart. i think they, you know, say they will continue negotiating. you saw the chain cpi now gam
if you have a gift or donation that you want to give to the grieving families in newtown, connecticut. hold on to them. the connecticut town is asking people to stop giving. officials say the overflow has been heart warming since the tragedy, but left 20 kids and seven adults dead, but they are overwhelmed by the volume. are they offering an alternative plan? >> generally, yes. specifically, no. you stood in the town square and you saw the teddy bears and all of the candles and the angels and many sent 26 of them because of the number of people killed. it's just too much. they're asking that instead of sending more to the town, that they donate them to organizations and the thousands of children around the cocountry that would be comforted by a teddy bear. they have a warehouse full of these teddy bears and the cards and the angels and all of the trinkets being sent in. they are walking a difficult line because they don't want to appear to be ungrateful, but they want to get back to a level of normalcy. >> what do you do with all of this? the town is not big enough to absorb that. the
, and then you can see, we have four to six inch bes for much of new york state as well as into connecticut and new york. not necessarily new york city getting as hard-hit with this storm. several inches expected. what's fastcinating when talkin about a nor'easter system, as it develops off the coast, depending where the low pressure is centered, that will determine how much snow cities like boston and providence get. but the latest computer modelling are saying we could see six inches or more for the boston area. that's why a winter storm warning is now in place. so the snow will begin later on today and continue through the night, and it may be something you have to plow or shovel out by the time we get to tomorrow morning. we'll be watching this very closely. you can see that the winter weather advisory is a little less for the cape, because you have that ocean moisture and ocean temperatures a little bit milder and that influences whether you get snow or rain. again, this looks like a powerful storm. here's the computer model showing we could see over a foot of snow in parts of massachu
before people were worried about stricter gun regulation after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. the fbi reported a record number of background checks for what their weapon purchases. it started to happen when president obama was elected to his first term. here is a look at some gun stocks. then, netflix falling victim to a service outage due to technical problems. not of its own making. blaming amazon. shibani joshi has the details. shibani: it is called the nightmare on christmas eve. you have had a nice meal and then you turn on the tv only to download a netflix video or television show and it does not work. what are you supposed to do, talk to your family, watch the christmas show for the 14th millionth time? 27 billion of the 30 million subscribers were without access. it was finally restored 12 hours later. now, the blame game gets kicked in. fingers are being pointed at amazon. it expands the technical problem and that led to the problems on netflix. "we are investigating exactly what happened and how it could have been prevented. it is amazon's problem. the web services
. they have been under pressure after the shooting in connecticut. now, they are back in action. research in motion, but very tan, waiting on that. there were concerns on how many sales actually occurred. liz: thank you. even if we can get an answer to the debt crisis from washington, d.c., the real damage may be done by the new regulation. first, some of today's winners. take a look. ♪ liz: next up, a solution to the looming debt crisis may do little to save us from an economic disaster. the white house is working on a brand-new set of regulations that could handcuff business growth. sam, basically, now it is the white house throwing banana peels in a form of new rules. >> well, just based on white house alone, there are roughly two dozen rules waiting to be pushed out. economically significant needs a minimum impact to the economy of $100 million or more. there is roughly $15 billion worth of rules sitting at the white house right now. not in insignificant number. across the board. financial, energy, there are several energy conservation rules that are at the white house right now. th
tragedy in connecticut, americans are searching for answers and solutionses, and we are finally getting a glimpse of what the obama administration is preparing today. per the white house press briefing, jay carney was asked about the president's past stance on gun control and explained that the administration will support efforts to reason state the assault weapons ban. watch this. >> jay, as an illinois state legislator, the president supported quite restrictive gun measures. as president he's only signed into law legislation that allows guns in national parks and not on amtrak trains and checked luggage. >> the president's positions have been beyond what you cited. i'm sure that was an oversight, but including the support for reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. his support for closing the so-called gun show loop hole which allows people to buy weapons without going through the background checks that are standard when you purchase from a retailer. >> joining me with reaction, former governor of maryland, robert ehrlich and democratic strategist michael brown. governor, i'll start
-old survivor of the newtown shooting is seeking to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of connecticut. their attorney accuses the state of failing to provide a safe school setting for his client. >>> and a high school student suspended by her school for a poem she wrote expressing her feelings on the newtown shooting is speaking out. >> i never said i understood him. i understood what happened and i feel that things like that happen because people aren't heard. so you know when you are dealing with people who have mental problems, of course, they feel like they are not being heard they are going to go do something like that. >> in a letter to the teenager's mom the school says the poem violated their zero violence policy towards violence. . >>> senate republican leader took to the floor and expressed frustration with negotiations. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >>
of that tragedy at the elementary school in connecticut, shares of gunmakers are toxic leak. major selling pressure. right now no one wants to touch these names. the mass murders of 20 children on friday and six adults smith and wesson was up more than 170%. right now falling by multiple percentage points. debbie is day of trading ever for smith and wesson. shares of ruger down about seven and a half%, of the close of the session. we decided to put calls out to some of the top funds who have the two major gun companies and their holdings, but they're not talking. however, a short time ago, vanguard who has been lessened as one of its holdings put out a statement saying, social concerns will not affect gunmaker holdings. that is from vanguard. should you have gunstocks in your portfolio, bill gunderson, gunderson capital management founder and president was here with us back in january, almost one year ago. you are really liking these names. where are you now on that? >> you know, i had an entire theme of investing in hard times stocks, i did really well. i am not actually in those anymore.
and tomorrow morning. boston and philadelphia and parts of connecticut could see up to 4 inches of snow. the storm will move quickly and be gone by sunday. coming up next, a shiny new iphone-5 and what to do with your old smartphone if you have a new one that you got for christmas. coming up later in the show, if you thought luxury cars were safe, you want to hear this story. shocking details of the reports. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. gerri: if you are looking to upgrade your smart phone, we have tips about how to make money and protect personal data. a ceo joins me now, sergio, it's great to have you. >> thank you for having me. gerri: okay, how much money can you make? >> you try to sell -- if you are going to buy an iphone-5, you're probably in the contract. if you actually have an iphone 4-s, you can sell the 4-s for about $480. gerri: are you kidding me
of programs out there now, a fabulous show up in connecticut started out here in manhattan, comes from a family of farmers. what he has done is put together a nonprofit where, if you're on food stamps and you go to a farmer's market in you buy food to suffer in vegetables, they double the value for you. so there is a lot of programs out there in this country that really helped. but when we look at know, for example, one of the things that has me concerned, if you could do york city, and there has been a lot of research of the past year, year-and-a-half since the mayor talked about this, the soda tax in changing the size is die in those cities where soda is less expensive than milk soda consumption is tired and milk. in those cities that no consumption come up prices are lower, guess what. tom: so you're saying that milk prices shoot up, people just switch over and start tracking service. >> absolutely. tom: a $1 trillion five-year deal. every five years this thing comes around. every five years i hear the same complaints and nothing gets done >> correct. goes back to 1949 when the farm
picture shows we still have lighter snow falling in new york city, northern new jersey, connecticut and into massachusetts. but that rain is kind of sweeping up into nas kaw county in long island and suffolk and it will come down heavy and hard. snowfall totals 3 to 5 inches across parts of pennsylvania with a little bit of more intensity more towards the center of the state. let's zoom into massachusetts, 4 to 8 inches. expect some higher amounts in this region here towards areas of -- sections of connecticut and into much of rhode island. snow across the entire state. and then you see the winter storm warnings extend to coastal maine. we could see up to a foot of snow into areas of coastal new hampshire and maine especially towards late tonight, early tomorrow. let's time it out for you. notice saturday night at 11:00, storm will be intense. we're expecting brutal winds for much of new england. you can see a little bit of mix in terms of precipitation for the cape and the islands. overall these areas you see in brighter white where we're expecting some of the more intense snowfall
elementary school in newtown, connecticut. and at this press conference, they said they would offer meaningful contributions to help make sure that nothing like sandy hook ever happens again. it seems like a big deal that the nra did that, right? they never really say things like that after there are shootings, after mass shootings. they never, for example, call press conferences. it's not how they usually handle it. would this actually be a new and different message from the nra? was the nra prepared to change, sing a different tune? at the press conferences this morning, they were still teeing us up, right? we were ready to hear new never before ground from the nra. the nation tuned in expectantly. what would happen? >> at the end of this conference, we will not be taking questions, but next week we will be available to any of you who are interested in talking about these or other issues of interest to you. so contact us, please, at this point. thank you very much. wayne? >> good morning. the national rifle association, four million mothers, father, sons and daughters joined the n
to all the people in newtown, connecticut. this was an horrific series of events. second of all, the major problem that i have as a geneticist is that it's impossible to gain much information with the sample size of one. so what you are looking at is one person's dna, and you're trying to say that it's different than other people. but you only have a sample size of one. >> would it be helpful, do you think, to look at the dna of other shooters of those from previous mass shootings? >> well, again, the problem is, we have probably less than five or even ten people that we're talking about. when studies -- accurate genetic studies are done on a whole population, we look for hundreds of different people, and you have to show a strong correlation with that. and the second problem would be what are we trying to look for? i mean, we're going -- the whole idea is you're going in with the notion of looking for something. and that is simply not the way science is done. science is done where you go in expecting things to be the same. we have a hypothesis. and then you try to disprove or p
and connecticut including rhode island could see over six inches of snow so keep that in mind you guys. patti ann: maria mow lean a thanks. gregg: the fiscal cliff is not the only threat facing the u.s. economy right now. shipments of all kinds could actually be stuck on cargo ships if a longshoreman strike goes ahead as planned. the stakes for the recovery coming up. patti ann: high noon in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >> nothing have move forward in regards to our budget crisis unless speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell will go forward with our plan. speaker boehner is willing to negotiate, we have not heard a word from mitch mcconnell, and nothing is hang. patti ann: chris vanhollen joins us next. pwhrafp [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . patti ann: fox news alert, potentially good news for the nation's housing market
. >> but the possible holdup in the house prompted the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut to send a letter to lawmakers, leaning on them, writing, quote, >> house speakerrer john boehner does support some type of sandy aid, but he has not decided whether or not to bring up this bill for a vote in this session of congress, which ends on thursday. if not, the bill will expire and the next congress will have to start on it again. shannon? >> molly, thank you very much. phoenix police are searching for a suspect in yesterday's bank hostage situation. a bank employee was kidnapped on friday by an unknown man from her home and held overnight. the man took her to the bank yesterday with a device around her neck. a bomb squad removed it and determined it was not an explosive. the suspect couldn't get access to the vault and fled the scene before other employees arrived. the fbi is working the investigation. the woman suspected of shoving a man to his death in front of a new york city subway train reportedly said she thought he was a muslim and she wanted revenge for the 9/11 attacks. she
seeing him at a republican event in the 'fwhooirnts in connecticut at a congressional race. he was -- he spent a decade and he may have spent two decades traveling around the country to competitive districts. he has a lot of personal relationships within the caucus even though there's a lot of new members. this is a real leadership test in navigating the fiscal cliff. we saw the debt ceiling debate a year and a half ago. that was a political disaster. a real tough position for john boehner. he had all the freshmen and many of them tea-part backed members that didn't want to compromise at all and yet, he was able to thread that needle politically and policywise. we don't want another debacle like that again. >> when president obama won in 2008, the onions title was -- black man wins nation's worst job. now i feel like we have, white man has nation's worst job. i feel sorry for john boehner. the reality is he's leading a house which is actually looking to not the 53% of americans that want do not want to see the yes go around the fiscal curve which is what the polls are showing but that's
connecticut says it is looking likely we will go over the fiscal cliff. >>heather: thank you from washington, dc, steve. >>gregg: president obama spending the christmas holiday in hawaii, a somber moment as the president and the first lady attended a memorial service for daniel inouye, the decorated world war ii veteran and long-serving united states senators who passed away on monday. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live in honolulu. ed? >>reporter: the president gave the eulogy on friday in washington, dc, talking about growing up here in hawaii in the early 70's and seeing then young senator inouye lead the watergate hearings and president obama saying that was one of the earliest political inspirations looking up to that decorated world war ii veteran who continued his public service for some 50 years in the united states senate. a short time ago, senate majority leader harry reid was speaking at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific where senator inouye will be laid to rest. he talks about how senator bob dole came to the capitol last week to pay his last respects to
sales. as you might realize, it's spurred on by the school massacre in newtown, connecticut, killed 20 children and 6 adults. murdered his mother and killed himself. speaking yesterday on "meet the press," the president says something has to fundamentally change in this country. that newtown shootings cannot feel like what he called a routine episode. >> that was the worst day of my presidency, and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> vice president joe biden is leading a task force that will submit legislative proposals to the president in january. >>> also, happy new year, new zealand. auckland. and the start of 2013 with the fireworks display from sky tower, tallest free standing structure in the southern hemisphere. >> and as auckland rings in the new year, preparation under way in times square. heart of new york city, coming up next. >> and more from washington for you. >> my message to all of washington for the new year is to set partisanship aside, working on behalf of 100% of the voters, fix this mess you have gotten us into, bring a balanced budget and-to-grow th
in newtown, connecticut sales are way up. he will be on the show next. stuart: the final week of the year, usually this is a boom town for charities. people make their contributions to save on taxes and they do those contributions right now. there has been talk that a charitable deduction could be eliminated or restricted. our next guest says that would be a terrible idea. the former chairman of the new york faith council on the arts, welcome to the program. good to have you with us. >> how are you today? stuart: pretty good. if you get a restriction on the charitable tax deduction or it is eliminated i understand charitable contributions would probably o down. i can see that happening but doesn't that imply that the whole reason for giving to charity is to get a tax break as opposed to supporting the good that the charity does? >> that is a misnomer. so many people think we are giving something to the ridge and the wealthy by giving them a tax break. firstly, the charitable sector is $1.9 trillion industry, 5.5% to 6% of our economy, charitable organizations like the salvation army, the
, connecticut. attorney general in arizona, tom horn, offering a proposal that would allow a school principal or another staff member to be trained to use a firearm. his plan would require a change in state law. currently allows only police officers to carry firearms on school grounds. >> we would provide the training in marksmanship, in judgment. there would be simulations, to be sure they're well-trained to handle an emergency. and then they would be able to have a gun at school, locked up in a very secure place. >> i don't want anymore firearms in the school whether it is locked in a safe or trained person to me, in my personal opinion would be safer because they can't be everywhere. >> a normal person not used to the stress of say, a armed gunman may not be able to respond the same way. gregg: if the attorney general's proposal is approved by state lawmakers, participation would be entire tirely optional. patti ann: yet another fiscal cliff concern. the price of milk, if congress doesn't take action before new year's day the price could more than double. dominic di-natale is live in los a
, newtown, connecticut, is finding itself overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and gifts from around the world in the wake of the school shooting rampage. a social worker says some 60,000 teddy bears have been donated. in upstate new york, homeowners are cleaning up from the mess from fallen trees from the high winds on friday. one landed on the roof of a house. it required a crane, a bucket truck, and other heavy equipment to get it fixed in time for christmas. >>> and a group of about 100 people at denver international airport wanted to say thanks to the troop who is protect your country so, they went to the airport and passed out stockings full of candy, gifts, and held up signs. pretty nice. >>> to politics now, and new today senate republican policy chairman john barroso and kent conrad went head to head over who's actually working for a solution. >> are we going over the cliff? >> i believe we are and i believe the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. he senses a victory at the bott bottom. >> we have nine days left here. when are we going to get seri
in connecticut. we talk so much about protecting our children and for some of these family they were already their children although they were still living in russia. is there anything that the u.s. government could do? what would be a response that might evoke a response from russia? >> well, right now the state department is asking the parent of these children to sit tight. they are working on negotiating these 46 cases, making sure at least those children who have already bonded with those parents already in the pipeline waiting to be taken back to the united states could be, if you grandfathered in, if you will, and then they are trying to work with the russians on lifting the entire ban. there is already an adoption agreement between the u.s. and russia that they've been negotiating for about two years. it was just signed in november. this ban that was signed by president putin doesn't repeal that treaty and the u.s. is encouraged by statements by russian lawmakers and other cabinet ministers that say that maybe this ban could be lifted because it's certainly as it has touched here in t
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